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  • Alan Ward (Rotary) convened a meeting at the Aspley Bowls Club on the 25th February 1992 to discuss a Chermside Probus Club formation
  • First Club meeting was held on 28th April 1992
  • 80 Probus Clubs from around Australia and New Zealand attended Friendship Day hosted by the Gold Coast clubs at Cascade Gardens
  • Major trip-Stanthorpe
  • Club held a combined Christmas Party with the Wavell Probus Club.


  • Club was incorporated on 29th January 1993
  • Meeting venue changed to Geebung/Zillmere RSL Club in September 1993
  • Major trip-Stanthorpe and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort
  • Walking group began


  • Life Membership bestowed on Inaugural President Les Wyer
  • Trip to Cleveland and Science Centre
  • Ten pin bowling commenced
  • Major trip-Fraser Island
  • Christmas party at Virginia Golf Club


  • Joined the Probus Association of Queensland
  • Major trip-South West Rocks
  • Bill McNamara got a “hole-in-one” at his regular golf day
  • Trips to Boonah, Beenleigh and Bay Cruise


  • Knitters made many squares to sew together for “Wraps with Love” which were then sent to PSPL, for distribution to needy people all over the world.
  • Major trip-Happy Valley Resort, Stanthorpe
  • President Esme Keily introduced the Lucky Number Prize for members attending Meetings


  • Major trip-Coffs Harbour
  • Tom Packer received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award
  • “Candlelight Supper With Hyacinth” at Emmanuel mansions, Enoggera


  • Muriel Amies and Alex Anderson each received Lilley Australia Day Awards in recognition of their service to the community
  • Major trip-Bundaberg and Hervey Bay


  • Received a grant from Gaming Machine Benefits Fund to purchase a laptop computer
  • Brisbane Bus Line provided a bus with an elevator to assist wheelchair bound members
  • Major trip-Glen Innes


  • Amberley trip
  • Major trip-Dalby. Visited the Miles Historical Village, Bunya Mountains and toured a cattle sale and a piggery!
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Doomben Racecourse
  • Day trips to South Stradbroke Island and Mooloolaba River Cruise


  • Major trip-Toowoomba /Stanthorpe
  • Day trips to Kingston Butter Factory, Mt Cotton Rainforest Gardens and Buderim Ginger Factory


  • 10th Anniversary Dinner – Bob Gillespie from Queensland Probus and Doug Morton from Chermside Rotary were guests
  • Major trip-Ritz Rail (South)
  • Alex Anderson received the honour of being named “Grandfather of the Year”
  • Volunteered on the Prince Charles Hospital Ice Cream Stall at the EKKA for the next 11 years


  • New plastic Name Badges introduced
  • Chermside Probus Club banner purchased
  • Graham Kelly donated a Bell for use at meetings
  • Annual Trivia Quiz began
  • Major trip-Blue Mountains
  • November 2003 there were 2,121 Probus Clubs in Australia and New Zealand


  • Obtained a State Government Grant to purchase a Public Address System for use at meetings
  • Major trip-Forster / Tuncurry
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Caloundra


  • Dawn Horrocks has her book ‘Dad’s Wish’ published
  • Brisbane Bus Lines donated a Digital Camera to our club
  • Major trip-Capricorn Coast / Great Keppel Island
  • All members on the 6 day trip to Capricorn Coast received a Chermside Probus Cap or Sun Visor
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Cleveland


  • Hosted Ecumenical Service at St Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Major trip-Fraser Island and South Burnett
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Beaudesert


  • 15th Anniversary Luncheon at Chermside Bowls Club. Special Guest was inaugural President Les Wyer
  • Morag Hutton has Children’s Book ‘Dangerous Exodus’ published
  • Gwladys Doyle is recognised as an Artist & Jewellery maker in local newspaper
  • Mary Lakey recognised for her efforts in raising funds for ovarian cancer research
  • State MP, Bonny Barry Volunteer Awards presented to 1) Keith Forsyth for Coaching Under-Achievers in Mathematics at Aspley High School; 2) Ern & Ailsa Martin for 10 years service as Convenors of Arts & Crafts Show at Aspley Uniting Church.
  • Sweepstakes commenced by Ted Mantell          
  • Club purchased a lapel microphone for use by Guest Speakers 
  • Major trip-Canberra Floriade and Snowy Mountains
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Bundamba


  • Life Membership awarded to Club Auditor, Kel Clarkson
  • President John Lakey presented Neville Carnegie with an ‘Outstanding Service Award’ in recognition of his 20 years contribution to Probus
  • Lenore Robinson had her short stories ‘An Airport Rendezvous’ and ‘Thoughts of Rescue’ published in the Probus magazine
  • Visit to Strathgordon Clydesdales at Woodford
  • Major trip-Tilt Train to Mackay / Airlie Beach
  • Christmas hamper donations to the Salvation Army for the next 5 years
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Glasshouse Mountains


  • Life Membership awarded to Ern & Ailsa Martin, for involvement in all aspects of our Club
  • River cruise from Seventeen Mile Rocks to the Gateway Bridge on the MV ‘Lady Brisbane’
  • Major trip-South Pacific Island Cruise on the Pacific Star
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Carina


  • Jack and Shirl O’Brien celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in August
  • Major trip-Cruise to Cairns / Port Douglas on the Pacific Dawn
  • Attended Rendezvous in Darwin
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Tarampa Hotel
  • Inaugural Queensland Day Breakfast at Geebung/Zillmere RSL club
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford


  • OBE Certificates presented to 25 active 80 year old members
  • Inaugural President & Past Presidents Luncheon held at Geebung RSL
  • Major trip-Macksville
  • Members attended Probus Rendezvous at Barossa
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford-Chermside Probus shared the planning and co-hosted the Friendship Day and won the Shield for the Best Poster, painted by our own Gwladys Doyle


  • 20th Birthday celebrations at Geebung / Zillmere RSL Club. Attended by 23 or the original 87 members
  • Participated in the Esk Bush Bash
  • Probus Association of Queensland 20th Birthday lunch at the Convention Centre
  • Aspley Achiever Award in the category of “Environment & Well Being” presented to Von Pascoe
  • Christmas-in-July at Samford Bowls Club
  • Major trip-Tasmania
  • Explored the Brisbane River on MV Lady Brisbane
  • Tribute book commenced
  • Apple and Grape Festival Stanthorpe
  • Members attended Rendezvous at Christchurch
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Rocklea


  • Visited the Mounted Police Training Centre at Moggill
  • Major trip-Goondiwindi
  • Lilley Australia Day award presented to Noela Ellis for contribution to the community
  • Christmas-in-July at Goondiwindi
  • Sailed to the Spit, Gold Coast, then visited, the Outback Spectacular, Mt Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove
  • Members attended Rendezvous at Albury-Wodonga
  • Christmas hampers donated to farmers in south west Queensland
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford


  • Participated in the Esk Bush Bash and car rally from Brookside
  • Life Membership awarded to Noela Ellis for her contribution to our Club
  • Major trip-Murray River Cruise and Adelaide
  • Visit to the Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy at Tamrookum, just outside of Beaudesert
  • Christmas hampers donated to farmers in south west Queensland


  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford Showgrounds
  • “Bay of Islands” cruise on Moreton Bay
  • Visit to the Tramway Museum
  • Silent Movie at Pomona Majestic Theatre


  • Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Boonah
  • Brians Bus Tours provided us with many and varied tours to interesting destinations
  • Christmas hampers donated to Downs & West Community Support


  • 25th Anniversary cake cut by Jack O’Brien at the April Meeting
  • Framed Certificate and photo presented to each Foundation Member
  • Club internet web site launched
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Noosa  
  • Major trip-NSW Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Sydney                           
  • Food gift vouchers donated to Downs & West Community Support